Bamberg Police Deptment
A 20-year-old Norway man was arrested on March 23 on two separate warrants. A charge of third-degree assault and battery was the result of a Feb. 20 incident in which the man allegedly committed battery his mother at a Houser Street location by striking her with his hands and throwing her to the ground.
Additional charges against him of vandalism of property: malicious injury to tree, house and trespass upon real property were the result of a Dec. 25, 2017 incident when the man allegedly caused damages of $2,000 or less to the home of a 32-year-old woman on Smoak Street.
Report of "Hostile Subjects"
A 23-year-old Olar woman was arrested on April 2 and charged with simple assault, trespass after notice and disorderly conduct (B). The charges resulted after police were called to the Burger King on Railroad Avenue in reference to “hostile subjects."
The subject was stopped while driving away from the scene. Two other individuals were in the car with her at the time. During their investigation officers interviewed the restaurant manager and reviewed video footage.
The two passengers in the car, a 22-year-old woman and a 40-year-old woman, both of Hunters Chapel Road, were issued citations for disorderly conduct and trespass after notice.
Intoxicated Free Street man calls police for ride home
A 24-year-old Free Street man was arrested on March 17 and charged with disorderly conduct. The man called police around 1:30 a.m. saying he needed a ride back to his house. Officers located him sitting on the sidewalk in front of the nursing home on North Street.
They determined the man was intoxicated and advised him that the police were not a car service and that he needed to go home. The man then walked down the street but sat down again, the report states. After he called 911 again and sat down a third time at the corner of McGee and U.S. 301, he was placed under arrest and transported to the Bamberg County Detention Center.
Assault Reported at Bamberg Job Corps
A 20-year-old Charleston man was arrested on April 1 at the Bamberg Job Corps Center and charged with simple assault.
A 17- year-old male student at the center reported the Charleston man had come up to him on campus “asking him if he was a Crip in a gang." The victim said the subject asked him the same thing a second time and then punched him in the face.
According to the incident report, the victim had swelling on the left side of his face and under his eye. The Charleston man was placed under arrest and after running his information through dispatch, officers learned he was wanted in Lee County, Alabama.
Bamberg Police Arrest "reckless driver" at Urgent Care
A 53-year-old Carver Road man was arrested on April 2 at the Urgent Care on McGee Street. He was charged with open container, disorderly conduct (A), reckless driving, first-offense driving under suspension, no vehicle tag, faulty equipment (windshield), operating uninsured and failure to surrender suspended driver’s license.
The arrest came after police were dispatched in reference to a reckless driver traveling on Main Highway. Police located the vehicle when it was pulling into the Urgent Care on McGee Street.
The driver claimed he was having trouble breathing and was allowed to be checked out by medical staff, who released him after finding no medical issues.
According to the report, the man smelled strongly of alcohol and empty alcoholic containers were all over the vehicle as well as a suitcase of beer, which was in plain view.
Bible Way Road Panhandling Charge
A 54-year-old Bible Way Road man was arrested on March 30 and charged with panhandling. The charge was the result of an incident on March 21 when several individuals reported he was at the EZ Shop #2 asking for money
Orangeburg woman gets DUI charge
A 43-year-old Orangeburg woman was arrested on March 30 and charged with DUI and speeding. The arrest occurred after the woman was stopped for traveling 44 in a 30 mph zone on U.S. 78.
License check results in simple possession charge
A 38-year-old Cordova man was arrested and charged with simple possession of marijuana, driving under suspension and two counts of drug paraphernalia. The arrest occurred during a routine license check on Bridge Street.
K-9 finds drugs in high school parking lot
An 18-year-old Tanglewood man was cited for simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia on March 29 after the Bamberg Police Department’s K-9 alerted officers of drugs in a pickup truck in the parking lot of Bamberg-Ehrhardt high School.
According to the incident report, the odor of marijuana was coming from the vehicle and a pipe and marijuana were found inside the truck.
Driver caught with no license in license check
A 21-year-old Orangeburg woman was arrested on March 23 and charged with driving under suspension, operating uninsured vehicle and failure to surrender license. The arrest occurred during a routine license check on Bridge Street.
Cookie theft reported at Dollar Tree
A 31-year-old Railroad Avenue man was arrested on March 26 and charged with shoplifting from the Dollar Tree store on Main Highway. The man had left the store with two packs of cookies in his jacket pocket, the report states. He was also served a trespass notice from Dollar Tree.
Woman: Husband's ex-wife wrote check on bank account she was removed from after divorce
St. Matthews Police Department
A Chapin woman reported March 27 that her husband's ex-wife had written a check on a bank account from which she had been removed three years ago after the divorce.
Bank of America reimbursed the funds, and the matter was referred to the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office, the report states.
In a separate report, a resident of Calhoun Road reported April 4 that his cellphone was missing from his front porch.
The man told police that he did not see anyone take the cellphone but was reporting it for insurance purposes. The value of the phone is $250, the report states.